KOSHU CAPTIVATES JANCIS
Koshu of Japan (KOJ) is proud to present its second annual UK trade and press tasting, with very special guest Jancis Robinson OBE MW, who will host an exciting tutored tasting of an exclusive range of wines from the Yamanashi Prefecture.
Date: Thursday 20 January 2011
Main trade tasting: 10.30am - 5.00pm (a light lunch will be available from 12.30pm)
Tutored tasting: 11.30am - 12.15pm with Jancis Robinson OBE MW
Place: The Imagination Gallery, South Crescent, 25 Store Street, London WC1E 7BL
(nearest tube Tottenham Court Road or Warren Street)
Jancis visited the Yamanashi Prefecture in February 2010, and was so impressed with what she both saw and tasted during her time there, that she has agreed to present a tutored tasting of wines from the region. The wines which will be presented were amongst those tasted by Jancis during her visit and will be discussed in depth during the tasting. She has personally selected the wines for this unique event, and will discuss each of the eight wines presented.
This exclusive trade-only event will also showcase Koshu wines from 14 producers that will be attending the tasting in person, all of whom are looking for distribution in the UK for their wines, which cover a broad range of styles.
Koshu is Japan's principal white wine, and is characterised by it lightness, elegance and moderate levels of alcohol. The Koshu grape is a Vitis Vinfera white varietal indigenous to Japan that has been cultivated for about 1000 years. The vineyards of the Yamanashi Prefecture are located an hour-and-a-half east of Tokyo, and the region is ringed by mountains, including the majestic Mount Fuji on its southern border. The wineries in this area produce 95% of Japan's Koshu production.
This is a rare chance to taste these new and exciting wines in the UK, all under the expert guidance of one of the industry's most knowledgeable experts, so we hope you can join Jancis and us for what promises to be the most original and interesting tasting of the New Year!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTES TO EDITORS
For more information about this event and Koshu of Japan visit www.koshuofjapan.com or contact Lynne Sherriff MW directly, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07802 255050
Pictures and logo available from Angeline Bayly at Bespoke Drinks Media
Tel: 07780 708454 or email: email@example.com
To register attendance for the annual trade and press tasting guests can simply visit www.koshuofjapan.co.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets for Jancis Robinson's tutored tasting are FREE but strictly limited and only available in advance by contacting email@example.com by email to reserve and confirm a place.
We have invited the honourable wine journalist, Jancis Robinson OBE MW to Japan, to deliver a wine seminar at Yamanshi, the home town of Koshu.
Participants will hear the newest trends in the global wine market from Jancis as she tastes and comments on Koshu.
Date and time: 14:00 to 16:00 (registration starts 13:30), Tuesday, 22thFebruary, 2010
Venue: Tokiwa Hotel
Participating fees: 8,000 yen
Application: Please send email to info@koshuofjapan
The first trade0oriented Koshu tasting by KOJ is to be held in London. Guests will be tasting Koshu and hear first-hand from wine producers about Koshu grapes and the wine growing regions in Yamanashi.
Guests can came at anytime at their convenience between 11:00 and 17:00. Light refreshments will be provided during lunch hours.
Date and time: 11:00 to 17:00, Friday, 15th January, 2010
Venue: Imagination gallery
Participants: Interested parties of the wine trade
(Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more details)
A Koshu and Japanese Cuisine party to be held at the Kaiseki place UMU in London. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a peak "marriage" experience with delicate Japanese cuisine.
Date and time: 12:00 to 14:30. 13th January, 2010
Venue: UMU Lonodon
Participants: by invitation only
KOJ Launch Party jointly oeganised by the Embassy of Japan in the UK and the Yamanashi prefectural office.
During the party, our guests will be able to enjoy the "marriage" of Japanese cuisine produced by Sake no Hana and 15 varieties of Koshu, with the company of the respective winemakers, and a seminar on Koshu grapes delivered by KOJ's consultant Lynne Sherriff MW runnung concurrently.
Date and time: 18:30 to 20:30 (registration starts 18:00), Thuesday, 12th January, 2010
Venue: The Embassy of Japan in the UK
Participants: Members of the Japan Society and other guests by invitation only